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Thanks for visiting. My goal here is to shed some light on the real estate market for Greater Boston home buyers and sellers. When possible, I use charts to illustrate trends. But this is not a technical blog; it is written for everyone, simply and clearly. I've also posted a few of my photos for visitors to enjoy. - Ron Cohen
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Broadly, across the country, home prices improved modestly in the Second Quarter of 2010. This was true against both the previous quarter, and against the same quarter a year ago. So stated the S&P/Case Shiller Home Price Index, in its latest, June report. Continue reading
The tax credit certainly worked as intended to bolster home sales. Existing and new home sales, inventories and housing starts all showed big improvements in March and April — all the categories, that is, except home prices, which continued their month-to-month decline in most of the country. Continue reading
A newsletter arrived in my in-box, today, with these manic pronouncements: The week ended on the most dramatically impressive new home sales numbers in 47 years. March’s 26.9% increase was the biggest monthly sales gain since 1963, taking us to … Continue reading
The Federal Housing Administration will raise the minimum down payment for its least credit-worthy borrowers, the agency announced on January 19. Borrowers with credit-rating scores below 580 will be required to put down at least 10 percent. Those with a … Continue reading
On November 6, President Obama signed H.R.3548: Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009. It extends and expands the homebuyer tax credit. The tax credit highlights are listed. Continue reading
Home price declines across the country continued to moderate in August, according to the latest release of the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index. This marks seven months of improvments in these statistics, beginning in early 2009. (See Home Prices chart.) “Broadly … Continue reading
Last week, the House and Senate passed legislation to extend the current loan limits for FHA, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae through December 31, 2010. Continue reading